Court ruled that Apple infringed a Chinese device design patent with iPhone 6 [atualizado]

We are about to see a new iPhone (rumored to be "iPhone 7") and there are still traces of bullshit issues involving the iPhone 6 yes, that released there in 2014.

THE Bloomberg reported today that the Beijing Intellectual Property Office (Beijing Intellectual Property Office) found that Apple infringed the cellphone manufacturer's design patent Shenzhen Baili and possibly need to stop selling iPhones by l.

Basically, the iPhone 6/6 Plus would have infringed the Chinese manufacturer's 100C Phone patent for “very similarities”. Even, according to a Chinese vehicle, the court that evaluated the case stated that "the appearance of iPhones 6 and 6 Plus is similar to the 100C that is difficult for customers to differentiate between the two devices."

Well, let's look at the “great similarities” (# SQNx3):

100C and iphone 6 comparison

iPhone 6 next to 100C Phone Look alike? Is that right, production?

Recalling that it was not once, not twice, not three times that any Chinese company sued Apple for infringing patents. THE Bloomberg He further comments that, although it is only in Beijing, this decision can set precedents and influence other regions of China. Of course, Apple has already filed a lawsuit to overturn the decision and confirmed that the devices are still being sold by the country.

Honestly, the Chinese company's handset looks even more like an iPhone 3G / 3GS than a 6/6 Plus, but it can't be denied that such a fight can greatly hurt Ma's growth in the market where she is striving so hard to get her hands on. firm.

(via Patently Apple)

Update · 06/22/2016 s 10:35 AM

O Wall street journal found more (or less?) details about this case.

It appears that Shenzhen Baili (the company that sued Apple) virtually there is no more. O WSJ She tried to contact and simply found nothing: the phone rings, but no one answers, and there is no office at any of the three registered addresses.

Baili's company behind Digione was at a good pace in the market in 2014 when allegations against Ma arose, including investor giant Baidu. However, when the court decision was taken, things were not going well for the company.

By the time they reached a decision this year, Digione had already collapsed for products with many defects, lack of management and a big competition as former employees and investors reported. Digione has been absent from China's mobile phone market for at least a year and Baidu accused it of wasting its investment.

Despite the allegations, Digione's attorney (Andy Yang) has said that the company continues to function properly and that it will continue to battle Apple in court.

Both Baili and Digione (whose formal name Shenzhen City 100/100 Digital Technology Co.) are going bankrupt; their debts exceed the assets the company still has, as stated in its annual report.

(via 9to5Mac)

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